New Providence Lions Club Annual Fund Raiser

We are now selling our 50/50 tickets for our Annual Fundraiser.

Look for us in the Shopping Centers in New Providence.

1st Prize win up to $3,125.00

2nd Prize win up to $1,875.00

3rd Prize win up to $1,250.00

The New Providence Lions Club is a 501(c)3 organization, giving back to the community 100% of the proceeds raised.  Organizations that benefit from our annual support include NP Recreation Dept., Fire Dept., Community Service Assoc., EMS Rescue Squad, Senior Citizens Center, PBA, NPHS Scholarships, NP Historical Society, Health Fair, NP Public Library,

Drive for Autism, and many more!

Being a Lion empowers you to help others in a way that no one person could alone.

The Lions are dedicated to helping others. Lions make a difference!

To Donate: Mail check to NP Lions Club, PO Box 854, New Providence, NJ 07974

For more information/membership please email info@nplions.org

www.nplions.org

New Providence Scholarship recipient

Brooke DiSarno

New Providence Scholarship recipient

It is an honor to have been chosen as a recipient of the New Providence Lions Club Scholarship.  This scholarship is not only greatly appreciated, but also very meaningful knowing the wonderful organization that has awarded it.

I am very fortunate to have grown up in New Providence and attend NPHS.  I have worked hard and am proud of my academic achievements. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to participate in activities outside the classroom such as playing on the NPHS varsity soccer and lacrosse teams.  Most of all, I treasure the memories of fun times with the many lifelong friends that I have made.

I have decided to attend Rutgers University. For many years, I have wanted to attend this fine institution located right here in New Jersey.  I am very familiar with Rutgers as my father is an alumni and I have enjoyed attending games and events over the years.

I am currently undecided about my major in college.  It will likely be either Marketing or becoming a History teacher, as I love History.

Giving back and serving the community I know is a big part of what the Lions Club is all about.  This is also important to me and something that I enjoy and look forward to doing more of in the future. 

Sincerely,

Brooke DeSarno

A Spectacular Success for the New Providence Lions Club

25th Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser

The New Providence Lions Club 2022 Golf Fundraising event on Monday, June 6th was an outstanding success with 103 Golfers playing on a perfect spring morning at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains NJ. Once again this year, Lantern Hill – Erickson Living Communities in New Providence was the Tournament Sponsor along with 17 individual resident sponsors and 10 players.

The Lions are proud to have Shackamaxon Country Club host this year’s event on their  private 18-Hole Championship Course was designed by Albert W. Tillinghast who is world renowned for designing Baltusrol, Bethpage Black, Winged Foot, and Quaker Ridge.

The Lions once again paid tribute to Judge Frank A. Pizzi who established the Lions efforts supporting so many New Providence organizations thru your donations and contributions to this Annual Fundraiser. This year’s Foursome Champions were Dominick Collandriello, Bill Nave, James Duffy and Brian Duffy who received a Canoe Brook Foursome gift certificate for their Best Bell score of 61. Other winners were Andy Bush for the Closest-to-the-Pin and Al St.Louis for the Longest Drive.

I’d like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Lions Club golf outing, players and sponsors we appreciate your continued support.  This year’s golf committee hit it out of the park.  Thank you all! Commented Gary Kapner, President

Additional information about the New Providence Lions Club, along with our Golf Sponsors, can be found on our website starting April 1st at nplions.org

“The Lions are Everywhere!”

NP Lions: Every Donation Goes Back into New Providence: “The Lions are Everywhere!”

by Tom Montrone

While the New Providence Lions pledge that “every donation received goes back into our community”,  it’s not just donations that the Lions utilized to support New Providence.  The Lions are a “Force Multiplier”, directly supporting or holding many of our community events.  You might be surprised at the depth and breadth of the support our community receives from the Lions.  As we’ve heard from time to time, it seems as if the Lions are everywhere!

Supporting our Emergency Services – When the volunteer fire department needs a piece of equipment such as the heat detector to locate a lost child or a fire inside a wall, the Lions were there to help defray some of the cost.  Our volunteer EMS needed training and evacuation equipment and the Lions contributed.  We also support our local police department, helping fund PBA needs such as the “baseball cards” to help connect our youth with our police officers.

Youth and Seniors – In addition to three $2,000 scholarships, the Lions contribute to NPHS’s Project Graduation, a program that emphasizes auto safety to high schoolers.  We also hold an annual NPMS Peace Poster contest and sponsor youth recreation teams.  The Lions are responsible for the audio system in the DeCorso Senior center, as well as the updated senior reading section in the library.  This dedicated area of the library provides large print and audio books with comfortable reading chairs and magnifying viewers.

Events and Activities – Our Lions hold events, like the annual Easter Egg Hunt (for over 50 years!) and provide support as a “force multiplier” for many activities such as the PBA’s “Pumpkin Carving Contest”, the National Night Out, and the Holiday Tree Lighting.  We not only cook and serve hot dogs at the summer concerts (contributed by the Prestige Diner!), but the Lions also contribute to the Business Association to fund one of the four concerts sponsored by the Association.  We support other Borough events such as the Diversity Committee’s FreeCycle and VFWs Flag Cremation.

Local Charities – Local charities are also supported with direct contributions from the NP Lions.  Eversight, the New Jersey Eye Bank and Camp Marcella for NJ blind children both receive contributions.  We donate to Operation Bling, the Brooke Healy Foundation, Soup Kitchen 411, the Community Service Association and others.  We are the chefs and kitchen and service staff for the CSA’s Pasta Dinner annual fundraiser.

The New Providence Lions are a group of men and women who enjoy giving back to our community and having a good time in the process.  Our meetings, operations, dinners and holiday party are all funded by our dues or directly by members while all donations go back into serving our community.

The New Providence Lions Club is a 501(c)3 organization, giving back to the community 100% of the profits raised.  Organizations that benefit from our annual support include NP Recreation Dept., Fire Dept., Community Service Assoc., EMS Rescue Squad, Senior Citizens Center, PBA, NPHS Scholarships, NP Historical Society, Health Fair, NP Public Library, Drive for Autism,

Soup Kitchen 411, Bonds of Courage and many more!

Being a Lion empowers you to help others in a way that no one person could alone.

The Lions are dedicated to helping others. Lions make a difference!

To Donate: Mail check to NP Lions Club, PO Box 854, New Providence, NJ 07974

For more information/membership please email info@nplions.org, www.nplions.org

NEW PROVIDENCE LIONS HOST 53rd ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

The New Providence Lions will be hosting their 53rd annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Oakwood Park in New Providence. The hunt is open to all New Providence Pre-School, Kindergarten, First and Second Graders.

According to New Providence Lions Club President Tom Montrone, “For over 50 years, the Easter Egg Hunt has been a long-standing tradition for the New Providence Lions Club.  This year is particularly special, as we will be returning to our traditional Easter Egg Hunt celebration at Oakwood Park, which we have organized since 1969. While last year’s Easter Car Parade was terrific in its own right, we feel blessed to return to our traditional event. We’re all looking forward to having a good time with the children and their families.”

The Hunt will take place Rain or Shine, with festivities beginning at 9:00 AM near Oakwood Park’s Picnic area, accessed from Woodbine Circle and Roessner Place. At that time, Lions volunteers will be handing out balloons to the kids, and New Providence EMS and Fire and Police Departments will be on hand with their vehicles for viewing, dressed in their Superhero costumes to pose with children and their families. Teachers from Allen W. Roberts, Salt Brook and Our Lady of Peace Schools will also be there to greet the children and their families. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 9:15 AM to greet the families as a prelude to the actual Easter Egg Hunt, which will begin at 9:30 AM sharp! There will be thousands of colored eggs to be found.The children who find the special Gold and Silver eggs will receive chocolate bunnies as special prizes.

Families should plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before the 9:30 AM start of the Hunt, and later arrivals may have to park curbside on nearby streets. The Lions ask that parents be courteous and respectful to residents near the Roessner Place entrance to the park, and consider carpooling with friends.

Please Help the Lions feed the Hungry! As in recent years, the Lions will be conducting a food drive to support local families in need. Attendees are asked to bring a can or box of non-perishable food, which the Lions will collect and donate to the Old Lady of Peace R. C. Church Food Pantry.

So bring your baskets to Oakwood Park and join the New Providence Lions Club on April 9th at the Easter Egg Hunt!

The New Providence Lions Club donates back to the community every dollar it collects. Being a Lion empowers you to help others in a way that no one person could alone. The Lions are dedicated to helping others. For more information please email info@nplions.org  Lions make a difference